Adaptation to climate change: Making development disaster-proof

This key sheet is part of a series aimed at DFID staff and development partners examining the impact of climate change on poverty, and exploring tools for adaptation to climate change.

It draws on experience in disaster management and social protection to explore ways of reducing the impacts of climate change on the poor. It aims to guide the reader through the key issues of:

• Natural disasters and climate change;
• Disaster management and climate variability;
• Disaster management and climate change; and
• Frameworks for the integration of climate risk responses.

Lastly, this sheet advises on the way forward in using disaster management as part of adaptation to climate change.

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Department for International Development (DFID)